I head out August 7 from northern Virginia for a tour that will include the length of Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway and then over to catch up with my family in Florence Alabama to visit my mother who is 92. I have been looking forward to this trip and appreciate the comments on the BRP that I have seen here, including the need to watch my speed (looking forward to a relaxing ride through the mountains after all of the political and natural heat of the DC area in July).
Current plan is to run Skyline down from Front Royal VA and camp first night at Otter Creek (BRP MP61). Monday will be shooting for the Blowing Rock NC area where I plan to camp at Julian Price Park (MP 297). May take Tuesday to ride around Blowing Rock / Valle Crucis area and stay a second night). Wednesday will ride remainder of the BRP and plan to end up at the Iron Horse Lodge in Stecoah, NC. Thursday may ride the Tail of the Dragon again and other area roads and then on Friday ride to north Alabama. Return route still open depending on family plans and whether I meet up with the rest of my family for possible college tours on the way back or go a solo route back - just have to be back by around August 21.
My V-Strom has fresh oil, and is all ready to go once I pack my gear and strap on a travel fly rod just in case the opportunity arises to toss a line out along the way. Wave if you see me along the way. :thumbup: